On 19. des. 2016 Dipl.ing. Ralf Greisiger at the Department of Informatics defended his Thesis in a dissertation for the degree of Ph.D with the title Objective Measurements and Cochlear Implants Imaging. The PhD thesis from Ralf Greisiger investigated objective measurements and imaging of Cochlear Implants (CI). Since 1997 he has been working with CI patients in an effort to improve patient speech perception outcomes. A CI is a device implanted in the head which allows deaf or partly deaf people to hear by stimulating the inner ear electrically. The studies were carried out at Oslo University Hospital – Rikshospitalet, which has the national responsibility for all deaf children in Norway. Each year 20-30 children are born deaf in Norway. Also, some children and adults lose their hearing progressively. Every year, approximately 125 adults and children receive a CI at Rikshospitalet.
On December 2nd 2016 Jo Eidet MD defended his thesis on Left Ventricular Function during Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The Impact of Tissue Doppler Imaging at Faculty of Medicine University of Oslo. Topic for the trial lecture was Aortic Valve Disease — Causes and Symptoms — Diagnosis and Treatment Options. 1. opponent was Overlege Peter Juhl-Olsen, Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Aarhus universitetssykehus, Skejby, Aarhus, Denmark, 2. opponent was Overlege Terje Steigen, Hjerte- og lungeklinikken, Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF, Tromsø, Norway and 3. member of the committee was Professor II Harriet Akre, Øre-, nese-, halsklinikken, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Universitetet i Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
Professor Ilangko Balasingham has been appointed as Professor at the Frontier Institute of ICT by the President of Nagoya Institute of Technology in Japan for 2016/2017. His position belongs to the "International Joint Research on Social Life Systems".
On 15th November 2016 Trygve Kjelstrup MD defended his thesis on "Evaluation of a Multiple Injection axillary Block Technique by Clinical Assessment and MRI" at Institute for Clinical Medicine Faculty of Medicine *University of Oslo. Topic for the trial lecture was "Overview of regional anethesia approaches, effec and safety". On the picture from left professor Per Kristian Hol, professor Øivind Klaastad, 2. opponent Gunnvald Kvarstein MD, PhD, professor Ellen-Cecilie Treu røe, Trygve Kjelstrup MD, PhD, 1. opponent professor Yavuz Gurkan and Axel Sauter MED, PhD.
On October 10th 2016 Lars Erik Solberg defended his thesis at Institute of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Medicine at University of Oslo. The topc for the thesis was "Radar based central blood pressure estimation". The topic for the trial lecture was "Image guided and functional medicine today and tomorrow". On the picture from left: professor Erik Fosse, 2. opponent professor Anders Persson, Lars Erik Solberg PhD, 1. opponent Egil Eide and professor Ilangko Balasingham.
On October 6th 2016 Wasim Zahid, MD defended his thesis at Institute of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Medicine University of Oslo. The topic was "Myocardial function by echocardiography for risk stratification in patients with heart disease". The trial lecture topic was "The prognostic and diagnostic value of troponins in acute and stable coronary heart disease". On the picture from left: 2. opponent professor Henrik Schimmer, 1. opponent professor Leila Elif Sade, dr Wasim Zahid, professor Thor Edvardsen and professor Erik Fosse.
Professor Bjorn Edwin from The Intervention Centre participated in a Master Class on Laparoscopic surgery for liver metastasis from colo- rectal cancer in Kazan, the capitol of Republic of Tatarstan in Russia. The event was presented in a News-program on Russian television. Professor Edwin also participated in a live expert panel where patients could call and ask questions.
Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Techno College Innovation Award! The 2016 winner was Dr Maximillian Kûtting for his work with a novel transcatheter prothesis for the treatment of severe and massive tricuspid valve insufficiency. He was joined by runners-up Dr Johannes Holfeld and Itai Schalit (pictured left). Itai Schalit's work originates from collaboration with Dr Per Steinar Halvorsen at The Intervention Centre. Link to EACTS Daily News where the article Accurate real-time detection of VAD thrombosis and thromboembolic events using an accelerometer is published on page 4.
The U.S. Ambassador to Norway Samuel D Heins visited The Intervention Centre with a delegation from U.S: Commercial Service at the Embassy of the United States of America and representatives from Oslo Medtech. The ambassador was shown the high tech hybrid operating rooms at the Centre, and tried the HoloLens preoperative surgical planning system under development in a project between Microsoft, Sopra Steria and The Intervention Centre. Ambassador Heins expressed an ambition to support collaboration between Amarican and Norwegian actors within healthcare. The U.S. Commercial Service at the United States of America Department of Commerce works actively to strengthen trade and commercial activites between the two countries.
Surgeons and technology experts at the Intervention Centre collaborate with programmers and experts from the consulting firm Sopra Steria in a project for 3D guided imaging displayed on the HoloLens platform from Microsoft. A system for pre-operative surgical planning and intra-operative navigation developed by researchers at The Intervention Centre has been implemented on HoloLens. On the image professor Bjørn Edwin assesses a virtual segmented 3D liver hologram with vessels and the central cancer tumor. The early phase project result was presented in the evening news by the national Norwegian broadcaster NRK. The project goal is to continue to develop the system and evaluate potential clinical applications.
The Intervention Centre at Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet is granted approximately NOK 40 mill. for the project HiPerNav (High Performance Soft-tissue Navigation). The project, that will be running for 4 years, is coordinated by Ole Jakob Elle head of Technology Research at The Intervention Centre and associate professor at Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. The consortium consists of 14 participating organisations from leading European universities, hospitals and industry which through the education of 16 PhD’s will develop the navigation systems of the future for the improvement of liver surgery. In addition to Oslo University Hospital which coordinate the project, Sintef and NTNU is project partners on the Norwegian side. The other European beneficiaries and partner organisations are University of Bern, Cascination, Inselspital-Stiftung, University of Delft, University of Cordoba, University Paris 13, INRIA, Siemens, NVIDIA, Innovasjon Norge and Yes!Delft. The project will develop new technological solutions that intend to simplify and improve accuracy in surgical navigation, which will be clinically validated at The Intervention Centre by surgeon Bjørn Edwin and at the hospital Inselspital-Stiftung in Bern. NorMIT’s research platform for surgical navigation, financed through the Large-Scale Research Infrastructure funding from the Norwegian Research Council, will be used in parallel with the integration of the new methods into a clinical product through the industrial partner Cascination. Picture: HiPerNav coordinator Assosciate Professor Ole Jakob Elle flanked by Professor Per Kristian Hol (left) and Professor Bjørn Edwin (right)
The 1st HealthInsight open workshop takes place on May 20th 2016 from 9:00-16:00, at Institute of Informatics, University of Oslo, Ole Johan Dahls hus, 5th floor (room 5462), Informatikksalen. HealthInsight is a program accepted by Research Council of Norway for seed funding. This workshop is a project kick-off with the purpose of bringing together key stakeholders and other interested parties to discuss steps to advance Norway’s use of Big Data technologies in healthcare. Please see the program for further details. Purpose of the workshop: Bring together the community to meet and discuss steps to advance Norway’s use of healthcare big data. All interested participants are welcome! Place Registration for participation in the Workshop in Nettskjema
The BigMed project has received 60 million NOK in funding from the Research Council of Norway IKTPLUSS Lighthouse program. Jan Rasmus Sulebak (right side on picture, Erik Fosse left side) presented the winners at the eHEALTH 2016 event. For one year ago it was more than 70 interested parties to participate in the IKTPLUSS program, and finally only three were awarded funding.
The vision behind the BIG data MEDical solution (BIGMED) is to lay the foundation for an ICT platform that addresses the analytic bottlenecks for the implementation of precision medicine, and paves the way for novel big data analytics. The solutions will provide the patients with an optimized care which takes their unique individual characteristics into proper consideration.
We have selected four patient groups in focus in the project;patients with lung cancer, colorectal cancer, sudden cardiac death and monogenic diseases. The BigMed consortium includes patient organisations, academic- and industrial partners. Patient organiation partners are Kreftforeningen, Landsforeningen for hjerte- og lungesyke and Foreningen for hjertesyke barn. Industrial partners are DNV GL, Sykehuspartner HF, IBM World Trade Corporation, Pubgene AS, Kunnskapsforlaget ANS, DIPS ASA, Karolinska Institutet and Oslo Medtech NCE. Clinical partners are Oslo University Hospital (The Intervention Centre, Department of Oncology, Department of Molecular Pathology, Department of Medical Genetics, Department of Cardiology), Norwegian Armed Forces Joint Medical Service and Oslo Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Academic partners from University of Oslo are Department of Informatics and The University Center for Information Technology. From NTNU Department of Computer and Information Science.
On April 12th 2016 the Norwegian Minister of Health Bent Høie visited The Intervention Centre. The Minister spent nearly two hours in the Operating Room area at the Centre and guided by professor Erik Fosse and CEO of the Oslo University Hospital Acute Clinic Øyvind Skraastad he watched three different ongoing minimally invasive procedures; laparoscopic pancreas surgery, MRI guided neuro-surgery and an endovascular aneurism repair (EVAR) procedure. In the picture radiologists and surgeons demonstrates aortic grafts used in invasive radiology procedures. See more @InterventionCen on Twitter.
Visit the web page of the MedTech Test Facility at Oslo University Hospital. The Test Facility is a professional gateway for companies with new high tech equipment in need for early phase clinical trials.
English is the main language in this web portal. Some information is also available in Norwegian
The Interventional Centre receives donations to medical research. Questions related to donations can be sent to head of department professor Erik Fosse.
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